License Minnesota

Compost Facility Permit

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Agency contact information:

Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota
520 Lafayette Rd. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864
Solid Waste Permitting Unit
(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  
Compost Facilities

MPCA Online Services

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is responsible for administering environmental permitting, compliance/enforcement, remediation and outreach programs to help Minnesota protect its environment.


Minn. Stats. 116.07


MINNESOTA RULES 7001.0010 - 7001.0210; 7001.3000 - 7001.3300; 7001.3375; 7035.0300 - 7035.0800;7035.2525 - 7035.2655; 7035.2836; 7035.2855


Permit Application Form, plus checklists.

The application form and checklists are available on the MN Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) website at Solid Waste Permit Application Forms and Solid Waste Compost Facility Application Checklist.


Must submit engineering design plans.

Obtain local approvals.


No Fees

Period of Issuance:

Up to 5 years; permit may then be reissued.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days to determine if complete. Up to 180 days or more to determine adequacy of completed application.

Other Pertinent Information:

Applies to solid waste compost only. Yard waste compost sites are considered permit by rule.